Foggy Projection

 Posted by on October 3, 2014
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I bought a fog machine at a local Halloween store thinking it had potential to be art. That night I filled my bedroom with fog and made a digital projection with a lot of movement and color. It was really soothing to lay on the ground and look up at this. Some kind of memorizing or hypnotic effect to it… Might be hard to get this kind of work accepted in a lot of galleries.

Crystal Formations

 Posted by on October 2, 2014
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When you attach bellows and a backwards 50mm lens to your camera you can get really, really close! Here are two experimental macro shots of crystal formations of the soft heavy metal Bismuth, a chemical element with symbol Bi and atomic number 83.

Collodion Pumpkin

 Posted by on September 19, 2014
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This is a collodion wet plate of yours truly holding a pumpkin to bring in the fall. I spent a few hours today trying out this old photographic process, originally introduced in the 1850’s. It involves a portable darkroom, glass as negatives, and a bunch of really crazy smelling chemicals.

John Herschel’s Hair

 Posted by on September 14, 2014
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Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype process for making photographs. His hair is out of control… I Photoshopped out all his hair from an old portrait and made a cyanotype on special Asian paper that turns black when wet. The final product is a fun parlor game where you get to “paint” in Herschel’s crazy hair, let it fade away, and paint it again.

Fractal Nebula

 Posted by on August 2, 2014
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I created a fractal using a powerful software package called JWildfire. I thought it looked like a nebula, so I then added stars, brought out colors, and placed a photograph of a satellite dish in the corner. It was rendered in pieces, so the final print can be quite large and detailed.

A Mushroom Piece

 Posted by on July 17, 2014
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I collected a few things while on a walk and arranged them for a photography. This is something I would like to do a lot more of in the near future.

Microscopic Blood

 Posted by on July 14, 2014
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I purchased an adapter so that I could connect my dSLR up to a microscope. I then cut my finger, put a drop of blood on a slide, and waited for it to solidify. When it dried it formed a bunch of random cracks. I suppose it’s some sort of avant-garde self-portrait.

Corner Reflected Ripples

 Posted by on July 9, 2014
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Stretching across the corner of a darkened space is a piece of blank white paper. I had built a large container on the floor, filled it with water and submerged a mirror in the bottom. A bright red light aims downward, bends through the rippling water created by my hands, bounces off the mirror and reflects up onto the surface of the white paper… I made this piece in my studio. It was only up for a day or two and I don’t believe anyone saw it but myself.

Aluminum Face

 Posted by on June 24, 2014
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I grabbed a bunch of aluminum foil and squished it all over face to create a mold. I then set up lights and photographed the foil. Just another self portrait.

Dead Roses

 Posted by on June 19, 2014
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A self portrait / visual poetry.

The Dreaming State